Composition Show (2014)

June 20 – August 1, 2014

Composition Show (2014)
June 20 – August 1, 2014

Juried, All Media Art Show
June 20 – August 1, 2014

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM
Admission always free

Reception: Friday, June 20, 2014, 5-7 PM
Meet the Artists! Refreshments served. Open to the public.
Photographs at the reception are taken by East End Arts’ Working Artist members: Natalia Clarke

Guest Juror: Eric Brown, Artist and Co-Owner, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, NYC

No matter how skilled the painter, sculptor, photographer, collagist, or quilter, if the composition is ‘off’ it will never feel completely comfortable to view. Enter a piece that shows your command of this most fundamental element of good art.

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Postcard Artwork above: “Silo” oil painting by E. L. Brown


Best in Show – Untitled (14)
Ivan Kustura
Southampton, NY
oil on linen
1st Place – Red Roof
Anna Fleury
West Babylon, NY
photo on canvas
2nd Place – Triple A With W
Jim Gemake
Water Mill, NY
3rd Place – Parental Guidance Suggested
Scott O’Hare
Baiting Hollow, NY


Eric Brown, Artist and Co-Owner, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, NYC
Juror for Composition, 2014

Eric Brown is a painter and a gallerist. He is co-owner of Tibor de Nagy Gallery, a leading New York gallery that represents New York School artists from the 1950s and 1960s, as well as contemporary and major 20th Century artists. The gallery has presented in recent years exhibitions of Francis Picabia, Sam Francis, Elizabeth Bishop, Larry Rivers, and Jess. The gallery has been honored with two AICA Awards, including Best New York Gallery Show for its 2008 Jess exhibition.
Brown has organized dozens of gallery exhibitions over the last twenty years including the 2011 exhibition Tibor de Nagy Gallery Painters & Poets. The exhibition received a front page review in the New York Times, as well as extended coverage in The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, PBS Newshour, International Herald Tribune, Art in America, and Art Forum. The book that was published on the occasion of the exhibition has become an important resource for academics studying the period and is now assigned in graduate and undergraduate programs. The gallery today finds itself at the center of a burgeoning scholarship and growing interest in the New York School and its poets and artist. Last spring, he organized the exhibition Jane Freilicher: Painter Among Poets. It will be presented at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago in early 2014.
Brown had an exhibition in August 2013 at Ille Arts in Amagansett. Although he has maintained a studio practice for years, the show was his first solo exhibition. He paints small-scaled abstract paintings. His palette is vibrant and he regularly works straight from the tube. The works are non-objective although references to architecture and the human form may be seen. He admires painters such as Richard Diebenkorn, Jane Freilicher, Nicholas Krushenick, Jonathan Lasker, Giorgio Morandi, Leon Polk Smith, Myron Stout, Wayne Thiebaud, among many others.
Brown serves on a number of boards, including The Flow Chart Foundation, and the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz. In addition, he is a former board member of Friends of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. Brown is a graduate of Vassar College.


William Behrle, Jamesport – “Still Life & Shadows” Acrylic
Barbara Brunner, Riverhead – “Field of Dreams” Oil on Canvas
Michael Chait, Patchogue – “Insy Binsy” Mixed Used Materials
Lance Corey, East Quogue – “Taking Measure of Waves” Mixed media on wood
Madeline Daversa, Garden City – “Bird in a Fig Tree 2” Collograph
Jo-Ann Dellaposta, Manorville – “River” Chemograph
Julia Dickey, Greenport – “Objects I” Watercolor
Anna Fleury, West Babylon – “Red Roof” Photo on Canvas – FIRST PLACE
Anna Franklin, East Hampton – “If Chimneys Smoked Confetti…” Acrylic
Jim Gemake, Water Mill – “Triple A With W” Assemblage – SECOND PLACE
Jim Gemake, Water Mill – “Russia’s Inner Circle” Assemblage
Gina Gilmour, Mattituck – “Coming About” Oil on Wood
Bryan Gutman, Westhampton – “Triple Palm” Oil on Canvas
Toby Haynes, East Hampton – “Maybelline” Oil
Toby Haynes, East Hampton – “An Enquiry Concerning Human Unerstanding” Watercolor
Barbara Hyman, Remsenburg – “Bringing Wrong Closer to Right” Oil On Canvas
Barbara Hyman, Remsenburg – “Red Sneaker” Oil On Canvas
Stella Kamakaris, Southold – “Breath” Poem
Anne Katz, Stony Brook – “Tin Fish” Oil
Anne Katz, Stony Brook – “Farmstand Wagon” Watercolor
Ellen Kingston, Westhampton Beach – “Street Prayer, Dublin” Photography
Ivan Kustura, Southampton – “Uwiss” Oil on Linen
Ivan Kustura, Southampton – “Untitled (14)” Oil on Linen – BEST IN SHOW
Debbie Ma, Calverton – “Reconstruction Diptych” Marble Dust
Elizabeth Malunowicz, Eastport – “My Mother’s Love” Oil on canvas – HONORABLE MENTION
J.Steven Manolis, Water Mill – “Cornucopia 2008.03” Watercolor on Paper
Joanna McCarthy, Sagaponack – “Man on Bench” Photograph
Vera Mingovits, Amityville – “Nature -1 vs Man-0” Photography
Ruth Nasca, East Hampton – “Basketball” Movie Poster/Painting
Scott O’Hare, Baiting Hollow – “Parental Guidance Suggested” Collage – THIRD PLACE
Jonathan Pearlman, East Quogue – “Napoleon the Clown” Mixed Media
Jonathan Pearlman, East Quogue – “Miss Angelina Pitt” Mixed Media – HONORABLE MENTION
Beth Pile, Bellport – “Sew Green Recycled” Mixed Media
Bonnie Ruben, Southampton – “The Lodge” Acrylic – HONORABLE MENTION
Lillian Spiess, Hampton Bays – “Summer Shadows” Pastel on Board
Laura Stroh, Jamesport – “Refuge Reflections” Oil
Arlene Thek, Wading River – “Private Eyes” Acrylic/Silk Embroidery
Nannette Tiano, Calverton – “In Flight #2” Linocut w/cutouts
Ine Wijtvliet, Remsenburg – “Sunbathing” Acrylic on Paper
Jerimiah Woo, Riverhead – “Two Right Feet Bestowed Astonishing Grace” Collage of Original Art
Jerimiah Woo, Riverhead – “Journey to Limbo” Collage of Original Art
George Wybenga, Center Moriches – “Merethrond” Serigraph

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